Gender: Female Meaning of Isabelle: "pledged to God" Origin of Isabelle: French variation of Isabel Isabelle's Popularity in 2019: #117

Isabelle Origin and Meaning

The name Isabelle is a girl's name of French origin meaning "pledged to God".

Isabelle is the French variation of Isabel, which emerged in the Middle ages as an Occitan form of Elizabeth. Medieval queens Isabella of Angoulême and Isabella of France helped popularize the name in the United Kingdom. Isobel is the Scottish version, Isabella the Italian, and Izabel is used in Brazil.

Isabelle and all her beautiful sisters have risen quickly through the ranks over the past decade or so to dominate their mother name, Elizabeth. Isabelle's a name about which everything is lovely, except how many other little Isabelles you'll meet.

Jeff Bridges has a grown daughter named Isabelle, while more recently Kerry Washington used it for her daughter.

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Rank in US: #117

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fifi_forever Says:


If you broke it up, Isa means strong willed and Belle means beautiful. I guess it also means ' strong willed and beautiful '

fifi_forever Says:


I like Isobel in a really weird way. But I like Isabelle alot in a normal 'I like' way

Isabella_188 Says:


My name is Isabella, but for some reason, I would rather be an Isabelle than an Isabella.

winterdragon04 Says:


My name is Isabelle, and I wouldn't want it spelled any other way. I usually go by Elle or Belle.

burg123 Says:


Its so pretty! I hate Izzy because they are wasting such a beautiful name.

josephinedagnall Says:


Me too! I love both Isabelle and Alexander, nn Alec, but TMI is too mainstream in pop culture for it to go unnoticed.

josephinedagnall Says:


I couldn't agree more!

nika11 Says:


The spelling of Isabelle seems more balanced to me than Isabel. I prefer Isabelle to Isabella because that extra syllable on Isabella is too much. It has become quite a common name, but it's classic.

josephinedagnall Says:


I prefer Isabelle. To me, Isabel looks incomplete (that might just be because one of my best friends is called Isabelle, so I'm used to seeing it written) and also seems more old-fashioned. Isabella's -a ending seems a little too much for me, and it's also way too popular in my opinion.
I also quite like Isobel, but the connotations of both my favourite Shadowhunter and my best friend make me like Isabelle more.

josephinedagnall Says:


This is one of my all-time favourite girls' names. I hope to be able to use it on a daughter of my own some day.

ashleyisabellalaaaa Says:


It's peculiar seeing Isabelle low on the popularity list in America because in New Zealand there's a lot of Isabels, Isobels, Isabelles and even Ysabels

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I love this name for a daughter, but is Isabelle Noelle (Noelle being her middle name) to much. The option would be Isabelle Cristina (Cristina being a middle name). I don't know I love Isabelle Noelle, but is it to much because they rhyme?

Fluffykitten101 Says:


If you were to break the name down you could potentially think of it meaning 'beautiful' because of the -belle ending.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I think that they're all gorgeous.

foreverharriet Says:


My thoughts exactly!

kxlly0614 Says:


What a beautiful name. I can't decide between Isabelle and Isobel though.. I like Isabella but it's a little too much for me.

actingfun Says:


I love this name and the variant Isobel, but I kind of hate the meaning. It feels weird for me, an atheist, to name my kid something that means "pledged to God."

actingfun Says:


I like a variant that wasn't included, Isobel. It's Scottish, and I love Irish and Scottish names.

Yessica Says:


She.... Isabelle ba dum tss

NicoletteEMCC Says:


There are a few comments here relating to Isabelle Lightwood, so I must admit that softens my view here somewhat, but I still DO NOT like this name, or perhaps I simply dislike popular names? I'm not sure, but Isabelle/Isabel/Isobel/(especially) Isabella are all on the no go list for me, despite the fact I have a cousin who was named Isabelle at the height of its trendiness Oh tHe MoRtIfICAtion! (only semi sarcastic lol).
I certainly prefer Arabella.

EmChristopher Says:


I love the name but it seems a little common where I live. I prefer the spelling Ysabel.

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


I love Isabelle, it has a lovely charm to it. Its just to bad it is so popular. But Isobel would be a great alternative.

Jinxgirl Says:


I prefer Isabel but Isabelle is pretty and preferable to Isabella, which is too much to me

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Isabelle. Isabel seems a bit old-fashioned to me personally (although ironically I quite like Isobel...?) and Isabella I just connect to all the femme fatales in books and TV with this name. But ISABELLE is GORGEOUS :)

auroraelizabeth24 Says:


I'm pregnant now with my fourth daughter and we will be naming her Isabelle Olivia. I like that it's a classic name and girly, and seems to go well with our other daughter's names.

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SimoneKadele Says:


Meh. I don't see why not. As long as you don't name one Max, because that might get a little depressing...

SimoneKadele Says:


I am a huge Mortal Instruments fan, but I prefer Isobel.

hannahmd Says:


A pretty, strong name. The one downside is I have also always loved the nickname Alec for Alexander, and there is no way I can have a Alec and a Isabelle, with all the Mortal Instrument book references. Love the books, but I'm not doing that to my kids.

ElsavettaMonette Says:


I much prefer Isabelle... it seems classier to me.

Catastroffy Says:


I personally prefer Isabel.

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


Which do you think is better, Isabel, Isabelle, or Isabella? I like Isabelle the best because of Isabelle Lightwood.

Shishi Says:


I used to hate this name but now, i picture a tall strong young girl, with beautiful black hair and charcoal colored eyes, defeating evil, yes it is Isabelle Lightwood.

ahoymccoy Says:


In my opinion, this is a boring name, as is its descendant, Isabella. Try Ysabelle (pronounced EE-sah-bell) instead.

MaryKathryn Says:


I much prefer Isabel/Isobel